Strong Verse

“Tick” and “Housemate” Published in Strong Verse

Poetry

Strong Verse

When I cough,
hard, lungs rattling,
cogs and tiny springs
burst out, plip like spittle
in the foam-scummed sink.

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Two of my poems “Tick” and “Housemate” appear in the online magazine Strong Verse. They can be read online on the website strongverse.org, along with many other poems from both new and dead poets.

Strong Verse was founded by Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game (among other books), in order to “provide a forum for poetry that is meaningful and accessible”.